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05/11/18

In a 5-4 split decision, the Washington Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that agricultural employers must pay piece-rate workers separately with an hourly wage for time spent not directly picking or pruning.

05/11/18

Spending half a million dollars on a new harvester doesn't necessarily sound like a budget-conscious decision, but in light of increasing labor costs, mechanizing vineyard tasks from pruning to harvest could save some Washington wine grape growers real money.

05/11/18

Innovations in tank mixing as well as new devices for small-lot fermentations in bins

05/11/18

Like the Russian River, wine industry leader Doug McIlroy is part of the agricultural and environmental landscape. With continuing ebbs and flows, McIlroy steadfastly moves forward to navigate a delicate balance between farming and fish, production and preservation.

05/11/18

Industry hasn't reported 7 straight weeks of positive sales since December 2015

05/11/18

Frozen-food sales volumes rise for first time in five years

05/11/18

The Beer Institute (BI) is forecasting U.S. beer shipments to decline between one and three percent in 2018, chief economist Michael Uhrich said

05/11/18

The state's motto is "Live Free or Die" - unless you're selling wine, that is.

05/11/18

Philippe Sereys de Rothschild doesn't like talking about the family's famous wine empire as a business

05/11/18

"The average mid-size restaurant could have dozens of varietals on their wine list, but only 15 percent of restaurant-goers say they look to try something new," said Danielle Gillespie, CEO and founder of CorkGuru. "That's a lot of wasted inventory, and a missed opportunity to deliver more exciting wine experiences to guests."

05/11/18

Maine native Aaron Peet studied winemaking at Walla Walla Community College, then returned to his home state to open Cellardoor Winery ...

05/11/18

"We qualified and were approved for an SBA loan for economic loss and fire damage," Liems said. "The people at the Small Business Administration were very helpful and walked us through the entire process from start to finish. ..."

05/11/18

"Our net results will show the new dividend expense until we are able to deploy the large amount of new invested cash in business development. Our new construction is in the permitting process, so buckle-up, big things are on their way."

05/11/18

In an unprecedented event that gathered winemakers, educators, journalists and hospitality professionals from around the world Garnacha was celebrated.

05/11/18

"Vallejo and Mare Island. It's a great story, and it just so happens to be true."

05/11/18

MJ Loza has been appointed CEO of the New Zealand Winegrowers Research Centre (NZWRC) Ltd in Blenheim

05/11/18

There are few places-like New York City or Buenos Aires-where anything not tied down can be delivered, but that is not the case in most of the world. So much of the United States has been hungry for better delivery services, particularly in the suburbs and less-urban areas of the country

05/11/18

"I would like to make the case for silvaner, a grape and a wine that has few champions and could use one badly" - Eric Asimov

05/11/18

Klout, a startup that measured how important you are on social media, is shutting down by the end of the month

05/11/18

You're sending emails to your customers anyway, you might as well learn from it. Next time you make a decision, work data into it."

05/11/18

Koerner Rombauer, the founder of Rombauer Vineyards and a beloved figure in the Napa Valley over the last four decades, died on May 10. He was 83.